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The Meaning of Hero

When John Kerry went to Vietnam he made a decision to serve his country. He did so and for that I and most other Americans are grateful. He made a decision to go at a time when he could have avoided service. While Mr. Kerry’s service in Vietnam is in question, (did he go to further his political ambitions) and the circumstances under which he received his medals continue to draw criticism, he nonetheless served our country in a time of war.

John Kerry also made another decision. When he returned from Vietnam he worked with a group of “veterans” to oppose the war and the way our country was handling it. His actions and statements are a matter of public record and there is no question that what he did caused agony for those who were still serving honorably. I raise this issue because John Kerry made a conscious decision to come back and assault those with whom he fought. He came home and gave aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States. He used his service to pander to the people who wanted to end the Vietnam War and he did it at the expense of those who served as valiantly as did he.

Why do I mention this? Because John Kerry is running a political campaign based upon his service and he wants everyone to believe he was a hero, the only hero of that war. I want you to know what a real hero is. A hero is a person who, in the face of danger and overwhelming odds, steps up and does what is right. A hero is someone who faces adversity, stares it in the face and says “Not today.” There is a group of heroes today that embodies this spirit. They are the people at Salute Heroes. This is an organization that helps the brave men and women of our armed forces who have been injured fighting the war on terrorism. Two of these heroes are B J Jackson and J R Martinez. They have amazing stories of courage that inspire all with whom the story is shared. They work for Salute Heroes to help our men and women overcome adversity and face the challenges presented by their injuries.

I encourage everyone to visit their web site and do what you can to help these wonderful people. You see, they came back from war in much worse shape than Kerry. They too earned Purple Hearts and they too had decisions to make upon their return. It would have been easy for them to be bitter and protest the war that cost them so much. But they took a higher road. They faced their injuries head on and then through acts of selfless service, helped others who found themselves in similar positions. Ladies and gentlemen, these people represent who the men and women of our armed forces really are. They are not the murderous animals depicted by John Kerry upon his return. They are caring patriots who love freedom more than life itself and continue to fight for their injured comrades.

May God bless each and everyone of them and may God bless America.

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Are the Guns the Bad Things?

Several years ago a few deranged teens went in to a high school in Columbine CO and killed teachers and students. There has been an outcry by those opposed to gun ownership and the second amendment that this would not have happened if all guns were outlawed. If this “logic” were true then there would be no cocaine use because possession of cocaine is outlawed! The problem with people who believe this is that they are blaming an inanimate object for the conscious actions of thinking beings. People are responsible for their actions. The republican party has espoused this idea for some time but those on the left insist that people are not responsible for what they do. They are not accountable if they spill hot coffee in their laps, get cancer from tobacco use, or get fat from fast food. It is always someone or something else’s fault.
I believe that people are responsible for their actions. These teens were solely responsible for their criminal acts. It is illegal for teens to own those types of firearms. They obviously obtained them illegally. Yes, they broke the law. This makes sense, criminals do not obey the law, that is why they are criminals. Gun laws are only obeyed by people who have a regard for the law of the land. What happened at Columbine was terrible and the Michael Moores of the world would have you believe that this could have been prevented if there were no guns. I say hogwash. We do not need gun control, we need criminal control. There are already 20,000 gun laws on the books. Yet, in places where gun control is the strictest, gun crimes escalate. New York, Baltimore and DC are prime examples. If gun laws work so well why was President Reagan shot in DC, a place with some of the toughest gun laws in the land. Explain why gun related crimes (and crime in general) is lower in areas where law abiding citizens are allowed to own, and if they please, carry firearms.
Now we are learning that the police in Columbine knew that one of the teens involved had been making pipe bombs and had a history of anti-social behavior. Why did they not act on that information? I say that if the police had acted this might not have happened. It certainly makes more sense than the lack of guns would have prevented it.
In the aftermath of Columbine the police and the public denounced gun ownership and told us that the evil guns were responsible. Why did they not tell everyone about their knowledge of this boy’s history? Why are documents relating to this information missing?
I think it is because this information would have derailed their efforts to make all gun owners look bad because of the actions of a few criminals.
Like I’ve stated, this was a terrible incident, but the police are as much to blame in this because they did not act appropriately. The blowhard (Michael Moore) made a film that shows how bad it was these kids got guns. I did not see the film but I’ll bet he never mentioned the information known to the police. He would not have even if he had it because it would not fit his agenda.
Remember, people are responsible for their actions. Blaming a gun for the murder is like blaming the arson on the match.
What we need in our country is criminal control. We can start by having police follow up on important information and then getting criminals off the streets and keeping them off.

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How Else Can They Disgrace Our Military?

I just got back in town after a few days on a business trip. I was catching up on the political news when I saw something at Drudge that made my blood boil. MoveOn.org Is putting out a commercial that shows an American Fighting Man in a position of surrender. I can not for the life of me figure out how many ways people can come up with to disgrace our wonderful men and women in uniform. I do not know if this is a staged picture but I would be surprised if it was from the war.
The second paragraph of the soldiers creed states:

I will never surrender of my own free
will. If in command I will never surrender my soldiers while they still
have the means to resist.



Now I know that John Kerry is going down faster than an intern in the Clinton administration but I can not imagine how desperate they must be to pull a stunt like this. Kerry had a definite impact on the war in Vietnam by protesting upon his return. He now claims to be a war hero and he is correct. To the Vietnamese he is.
His campaign is in disarray and he is losing states that have traditionally been democratic strongholds. In addition, he is losing the support of unions, something unheard of for the democrats. He just went to the National Guard Association Meeting in Las Vegas to address the troops and told them he wanted to thank them. He talked about how the troops needed the leadership that he could provide. Well, they certainly don’t need the leadership a traitorous war protestor can provide and they don’t need the leadership of a man who lets his surrogates air ads that present an unfavorable and humiliating picture of our service members.
Shame on MoveOn.org and the Kerry campaign. He has once again shown his disdain for the military and displayed them in an unfavorable light during a time of war. Once again he is providing our enemies with ammunition by fueling anti-war sentiment in the U.S. and abroad. How can anyone with half a brain actually believe this man can lead our wonderful country?
To their credit, our soldiers at the convention gave Mr. Kerry polite applause. However, it was not like the reception the president received and some of the troops actually left when he spoke.
I told you the second paragraph of the Soldier’s Creed, here is the first:

I am an American Soldier. I serve in the
forces that guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to
give my life in their defense.

Unfortunately, Kerry and his surrogates do not understand this creed or the brave people who live by it. Now, because of them, our enemies will probably be inspired to take more of those lives.

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Book Review: Playing a Bad Lie

I just got done reading the book Playing a Bad Lie by John K. This was an absolutely wonderful book that takes a look at the democratic party through the eyes of a golfer. The golfer is playing the game with his young son who expresses athe idea that he might want to be a democrat. The father uses the game of golf to show the boy what the democratic party, especially the way left liberal wing of it, is really like.
The book has excellent analogies and demonstrates the problems of the democratic party. It is simple and straight forward and the author expertly describes the democratic party using the game of golf as his tool.
I highly recommend this book to every conservative who wants an excellent primer for teaching their children the differences between the parties. I also highly recommend that the liberals out there read this book over and over so they can see how truly absurd their way of thinking really is.
Hats off to John K for an excellent, well written, thought provoking and insightful book!

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